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Melville in Love: A Ruinous Endeavor


Melville in Love, written by Michael Shelden, is a reexamination of Herman Melville’s arduous struggle to write a bestselling novel—one which could restore his insufficient bank funds and enable him to remain in his beloved Berkshires. 444 more words

Book Review


Now who doesn’t love books? For me, books have always been the greatest piece of escape and I have learnt a great deal from them. Not to mention the new goals that are set in our lives with the reading of every other book. 797 more words

25 Interesting Facts about American Literature

Interesting trivia about American writers and their work

As it’s Independence Day, how about some facts about the great and the good from American literature, from Edgar Allan Poe to Toni Morrison? 535 more words


Romance Royalty

This week we were asked about really famous authors that we’ve met or heard. I suppose the list of really famous authors are going to be something different for each person, but since I read and write romance, most of my star-studded list includes those authors who have made a name for themselves in that genre. 672 more words


Francis Scott Key—Author, Poet, Patriot

Francis Scott Key. Yes, he wrote the words to the “Star-spangled Banner,” but what else do you know about this American icon?

You probably know that he was a lawyer, but did you know that he was also an amateur poet and hymn writer? 408 more words

Remembering Austin

Photos by Hamlin Grange

~~This is an abbreviated version of a 2013 post~~

What’s an introvert like me doing at a party with famous authors? 509 more words

A Good Home

Want To Write? Get High.


“My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.” –William Faulkner

Many famous writers have sought their muse at the bottom of a bottle or in a cloud of smoke. 713 more words